God on Trial

Television play set in Auschwitz during World War II.

Based on a mythical event set in an Auschwitz blockhouse in 1944. It’s the night after a selection has been made, the next morning some of the prisoners will find themselves being led to the gas chamber. They face the night with the uncertainty of knowing who has been selected. Having to face the very real possibility that they may be going to their deaths the next morning they try to make sense of the horrific situation that they find themselves in by putting God himself of trial.

Written by:
Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Antony Sher, Rupert Graves, Jack Shepherd, Dominic Cooper, Eddie Marsan, Stellan Skarsgard
BBC Two (UK), PBS (US), 2008
No. of series:
TV film